Caramelized Banana Oatmeal

What’s more comforting than a warming bowl of oatmeal? This hearty oat porridge is topped with brown sugar, crunchy Coconut & Cashew Butter Granola, melty chocolate bits, and heavenly medallions of sweet caramelized banana.

  • Serves 1
  • 5 mins prep, 10 mins cook 15 mins total
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Ingredients:

  • ½ tbsp vegan butter or coconut oil
  • 1 banana, sliced thick
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar, divided
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup Nature’s Path Old Fashioned Organic Oats
  • ½ tbsp molasses
  • Pinch salt
  • 2 tbsp dark chocolate chunks
  • Sprinkle of Nature’s Path Coconut & Cashew Butter granola
  • Almond milk (optional, for topping)

Directions:

  1. In a cast-iron frying pan or skillet, heat vegan butter or coconut oil over medium heat. Add sliced banana and sprinkle each slice with a touch of brown sugar (about 1/2 tbsp total.) Once bananas are soft and golden-brown, gently flip them and cook the other side. Once both sides are golden-brown off the heat and set aside.
  2. In a small saucepan, heat water, oats, salt, and molasses over medium heat. Stir often and cook until oatmeal reaches your desired consistency (about 3-5 minutes.)
  3. Transfer oatmeal into a bowl and top with remaining brown sugar, a handful of Nature’s Path Coconut & Cashew Butter granola, dark chocolate chunks, caramelized bananas, and a splash of almond milk.

Notes on oats: I used Nature’s Path Old Fashioned Organic Oats to make this porridge. If using another variety of oats, adjust the recipe accordingly:

  1. Quick oats: Reduce cooking time to 1-2 minutes.
  2. Quick cook steel cut: Use 1/4 cup of quick cook steel cut oats and 3/4 cup water. Cook for 5-7 minutes.
  3. Steel cut oats: Use 1/4 cup steel cut oats and 3/4 cup water. Cook for 5 minutes before reducing heat to low and cooking for an additional 20-25 minutes.